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COVID-19 Update from St. Francis-Emory Heathcare

Oct 15, 2020

For Immediate Release

 

BECKY YOUNG

DIRECTOR OF MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS

St. Francis-Emory Healthcare

2122 Manchester Expressway

Columbus, Georgia 31904

Phone: 706.320.2738

Becky.Young@lifepointhealth.net

www.MyStFrancis.com

 

COVID-19 Update from St. Francis-Emory Healthcare

 

COLUMBUS, GEORGIA, October 15, 2020– St. Francis-Emory Healthcare has established a regular update by Dr. Brandon Dawson, Medical Director of Emergency Services, to share information with the public related to COVID-19 including the status of hospital operations and the safety measures being taken to protect our patients, staff and community. These updates are delivered every two weeks by Dr. Dawson and are available on the hospital’s social media channel and website.

 

As of October 15, 2020:

As reported by the Department of Public Health, cases of COVID-19 increased in Muscogee County through July, but decreased in August, September and into October. Currently, St. Francis is treating less than 20 patients who have tested positive for COVID-19 in our hospital.

 

St. Francis continues to take all the necessary precautions to protect our patients and staff from COVID-19, including limiting entry points to the facility, screening all individuals for symptoms of COVID-19, universal masking, maintaining a restricted visitation protocol and cleaning and sanitizing all patient rooms and patient areas.

 

St. Francis reminds the public to do their part to prevent the spread of COVID-19 by practicing social distancing and proper hand hygiene, and wearing a mask or face covering while in public. For additional information about the hospital’s preparation and response to COVID-19, visit our Coronavirus Preparedness page located at MyStFrancis.com.

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About St. Francis-Emory Healthcare

St. Francis-Emory Healthcare, a part of LifePoint Health and Emory Healthcare, is a 376-bed facility that offers a full range of inpatient, outpatient and emergency room services and is the only area hospital offering open-heart surgery. With more than 2,300 employees, 300 physicians and the latest technology, we strive to help you regain and maintain your health. Our overriding goal is to provide you with the best possible care and to continue Making Communities Healthier. For more information about St. Francis, visit MyStFrancis.com.